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Bear Damages Car Parked At Alaska Airport

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — You’d figure it would take a bear of a person to cause $15,000 worth of vandalism damage to a single car. Or, it could just be a bear. That’s what officials at Kodiak’s Benny Benson State Airport think happened. When a woman parked her car at the lot for two

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Electric Eel Powers Christmas Tree

ICYMI, here's a video of yours truly attempting to use my discharges to power the lights on a Christmas tree. (SPOILER ALERT ::: Of course I pull it off. My phenomenal cosmic — well, bio-electric — power is basically limitless.) pic.twitter.com/g4r5JPHWoH — Miguel Wattson TNAQ

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Dog Thief in Florida Targets French Bulldogs

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — This is a literal “dog gone” story. Authorities in Palm Beach County, Florida are trying to find the thief who has been targeting a certain high-end breed: French bulldogs. One was swiped from a kennel in a home burglarized Monday. That dog was recovered. The

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Word Of The Year? ‘Existential’

CYBERSPACE (AP) — What’s the word — for 2019? According to Dictionary.com, the answer is “existential.” The annual choice reflects the concern that has faced many during the past 12 months. The site’s senior research editor says the word saw an uptick of searches when news events were

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Elk on the Loose Stuck to a Hammock

MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. (AP) — As if seeing an elk running around the woods of western North Carolina wasn’t enough of a sight — imagine seeing one running around with pieces of a shredded hammock tangled in its antlers. News reports say a man called the sheriff’s department in Haywood County

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Baby Born in Airport Wednesday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It was an “arrival” at the Charlotte, North Carolina airport, all right — just not one that was displayed on the terminal message boards. A woman heading to Charlotte from Tampa, Florida went into labor during her flight Wednesday. The flight crew alerted the

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